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How the Grinch Helps - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS bsummers@messengernews.net The Grinch is at Duncombe Elementary not as a wintry menace, but as a reminder to be kind. "We're helping our hearts grow three times the size that they were by showing kindness to each other," Kristy Smith, Duncombe counselor, explained. The month-long activity serves...
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District Blog: Celebrating the Season with Music

By Matt Elsbecker, FDSH Activities Director The Fort Dodge Community School District has a long history of great musical performances. As we head into the holiday season, that tradition continues. Our winter and holiday concerts will showcase the talented young musicians throughout the District. We invite you to join us...
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FDCSD Now Accepting Preschool Registrations for 2016

December 3, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- Preschool registration for the 2016-17 school year is going on now at the Fort Dodge Community School District. Research shows that children can gain a variety of skills by attending preschool. Preschool helps prepare children for kindergarten. Students learn to follow directions and work...
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Gym, Wrestling Room Part of FD Bond Request - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Fort Dodge Senior High could have a new wrestling room and new auxiliary gym space if its portion of a bond issue passes next year. Voters will be asked in February to approve $7 million to, in part, fund the remodeling of the current 5,000-square-foot space...
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FDCSD Names December Students and Employee of the Month

December 3, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District is pleased to announce its students and employee of the month for December. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for their outstanding accomplishments. Diamond...
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FDCSD Winter Concert Schedule Announced

December 1, 2015, Fort Dodge, IA- The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its winter concert schedule for all schools. Community members are invited to enjoy the sounds of the season with our students. Elementary concerts will take place as follows at each building: Feelhaver Elementary concerts on December...
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District Blog: Parent Teacher Conferences - How Can Parents Prepare?

by Bruce Hartley, principal at Cooper Elementary Throughout the year schools usually schedule 2 or 3 times when teachers and parents sit down for conversations about students’ progress. From my experience as both a teacher and a parent, the discussions are usually very one sided. During the period of time...
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Attendance is on the Rise at FDSH - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS Attendance is rising at Fort Dodge Senior High. There are 850 fewer tardies compared to this time last year, and 1,100 fewer unverified absences, increasing the amount of instruction received by students. Erik Hoveland, FDSH student services liaison, and Scott Danielson, dean of students, have been...
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School Picks Duncombe Elementary Designer - from The Messenger

By BRANDON L. SUMMERS I&S Group Inc., of Mankato, Minnesota, has been selected to design the new Duncombe Elementary building. The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved the company based on its previous services. "We'd looked at all of our work with them so far, and the interviews...
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